(Look on the bright side. At least he’s got bail money? Photo courtesy of FightZoo.com.)
Remember when we said it would make for a better story if "Krazy Horse" Bennett‘s arrest for battery had actually happened at the gym where he trains? Well, in this case ‘better’ means much, much worse. According to details on the situation that Sherdog.com acquired from a representative of the FIT NHB gym where the incident took place, Bennett assaulted a teammate with a length of steel during a training session and had to be restrained by other fighters in the gym.
According to FIT NHB’s Tom Vaughn, "tempers flared" during a sparring session between Bennett and a larger teammate. After a little scuffle, Bennett got dressed, left the gym, and then came back about fifteen minutes later. That’s when "he walked down to the training area and pulled out a heavy piece of steel he must have found in the parking lot and began attacking the other fighter (from behind) with intent to do serious damage. He was tackled by two other fighters and disarmed."
The fighter he attacked is reportedly not seriously injured, so at least there’s that. But really, "Krazy Horse"? That’s how you respond to someone getting the better of you in a sparring session? That’s some Joe Pesci stuff, right there. That’s not how a pro with ten years in the game is supposed to act.
FIT NHB says Bennett is off the team due to the incident, though that’s bound to be just the beginning of the consequences for Mr. Horse. With his history of legal troubles and a gym full of witnesses to the assault, local promoters might not want to pencil him in for any fights in the near future.